- NBA Finals on ABC Wins Night for 54th Consecutive Time; Game 6 Peaked with a 16.7 rating
- ABC to Broadcast its Fourth NBA Finals Game 7 on Sunday
Last night’s NBA Finals Game 6—the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors (115-101)– on ABC averaged a 14.1 overnight rating, according to Nielsen. The telecast peaked at a 16.7 metered market rating from 11:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. ET.
The NBA Finals is expected to win the night across all of television for the 54th consecutive time.
The Cleveland market averaged a 44.3 metered market rating and the San Francisco market averaged a 34.9 metered market rating.
Thursday’s NBA Finals Game 6 was the most-watched NBA game ever on WatchESPN across metrics. It generated a record 1.3 million unique viewers, an average minute audience of 391,800 viewers and approximately 68.6 million total minutes streamed.
The historic Game 7 on ABC -the fourth time the network will broadcast an NBA Finals Game 7– will be on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET (coverage starting at 7:30 p.m.). The Cavaliers will look to make history as the first team to come back from 3-1 deficit in the Finals and the Warriors shoot to cap a record 73 win regular season with an NBA Championship. The NBA Finals is also available on ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN and ESPN Radio.
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